AN eco-friendly revamp of Huddersfield Technical College's animal care and environmental studies centre is in line for a design award.
The £1.6m centre at Taylor Hill is tipped to feature in the 2006 Civic Trust Awards.
It is one of four developments in Yorkshire and 82 projects nationwide shortlisted for the award, which is due to be announced at Lord's cricket ground in London on March 29.
The centre, which opened in 2004, is based on an eco-friendly design and includes a range of `green' schemes.
They have been incorporated into the project, to promote environmental good practice.
Ideas include a turf roof, a small wind turbine to provide some power, a solar wall to provide more energy, a rainwater collecting plant, a natural waste water treatment system and a non-powered ventilation system.
The eco-friendly systems were introduced to reflect the nature of the centre's courses.
The systems are used for teaching, in addition to making sure the buildings are run as efficiently as possible.
The Walton Horsfall Partnership, the project's architects, also worked on the restoration and refurbishment of the college's School of Art, Design and Performing Arts at Highfields, which also picked up a national Civic Trust award.
The work at the Taylor Hill centre was partly paid for by the Learning and Skills Council and the European Union's Regional Development Fund.